California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

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If you love the bold, easy-to-grow blooms that California Poppies add to the summer meadow, this mixture is the perfect choice for you! Red, orange and yellow blooms ignite the garden or meadow and make for fiery cut bouquets. Splendid Mix is deer resistant, easy to grow and blooms for months. Growing to be only 12-18” tall, we recommend planting this mixture in the border of the meadow or garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-18 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU ECSMG
This rainbow of all colors from a classic is just as easy to grow, and just as dependable for color as the solid orange blooms have always been.

About California PoppiesThis famous flower, the state flower of California, (a very similar sub-species is called Mexican Gold Poppy) carpets whole coastal hillsides up and down the Pacific coast, creating one of the most famous natural wildflower displays in the world, usually in April. Viewing this spectacle from their ships, Spanish explorers thought the “golden display” meant that there was in fact, gold to be found in the flowery hills.

California poppy performs well almost everywhere with its dusty dark green ferny foliage and brilliant golden orange cup shaped flowers. A blooming plant is somewhat frost-resistant, and often reblooms nicely in fall meadows. Flowers close in cloudy weather. The name “Eschscholzia” is after the Russian botanist, J. F. Eschscholtz, who visited the California coast in the early 1800’s.

Associated SKUs
ECSMG
ECSMQP (1/4 Pound)
ECSMLB (1 Pound)
ECSMLB5 (5 Pounds)
ECSMLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name California Poppy
Botanical Name Eschscholzia californica
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-18 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 21,775 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Seeds Per Pound 293,000
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To California
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Perennial is warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsCalifornia Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (4)

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5.0

Easy Poppy Seeds

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from North Georgia Mountains

About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started, Late Starter

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Pros

  • Alot Of Seeds
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hill Sides
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix:

    Beautiful colors

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Unusual Colors

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    from Humboldt County CA

    About Me Master Gardener

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    Pros

    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Splashes Of Color

      Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix:

      Great for quick color in a newly established garden until the new plants become established.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Oops! Overplanted!

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      from San Leandro, CA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix:

          I planted these last year in a couple different spots- along a back fence, beside the garage, and what-not. Most didn't even sprout, and those that did limped along rather sadly, giving me no hope of blooms this year. I was extremely disappointed. I had the half-bag of seed left-over and figured, well, they're kind of old and they didn't germinate well last year, so I just dumped them all over along an ugly strip by the side of the house, along with the rest of my nasturtium seeds. OOOPS! I think EVERY SINGLE seed I dumped down there has sprouted! I'm madly thinning as they crowd over each other! Can't wait until they bloom and we have bright colors all over the side of the house! I'll review again when they've bloomed and I can see the colors, since that's what other reviewers mentioned. But I have no problem with keeping an eye on blooms and pulling out the standard 'orange' for a couple years until the other colors gain some dominance.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Disappointed in Colors

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          from Estacada, Oregon

          About Me Avid Gardener

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          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

          • Colors Not As Expected

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix:

          I was excitd to see the different colors in a California Poppy. Planted the seed in a very large meadow area. Unfortunatly the standard orange color is what showed up. Got a few whites and a few reds, but about 95% of what bloomed looked like a standard orange California Poppy. I would stick with the standard poppy seed as it is much cheaper. As always the seed grew well, so no compliants on that.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Disappointed in Colors

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          from Estacada, Oregon

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

          • Colors Not As Expected

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix:

          I was really excited at the possibility in the array of colors for a California type poppy. Unfortunatly 95% of what bloomed was orange just like a standard California poppy. A few white one's, a couple of red ones. Save the extra cost for the seed and buy the standard orange variety

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          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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